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Lightsaber Comparison Chart: Accurate, or Just Cool Looking?

by Paul Strauss

If you’ve ever been confused about exactly what lightsaber went with what character, and from what era, this handy infographic by a guy named “Pest” should help set the record straight.


Now if you read over the extensive comments over at Sci Fi Wire, there’s tons of debate on the accuracy of Pest’s chart (like how Mace Windu’s lightsaber was purple). But other than the fact that the good guys had blue or green ones, and the bad guys had red ones, I’m pretty much clueless about the rest.

Discuss amongst yourselves and let us know any revisions you’d make. Heck, Photoshop together a new and improved chart and maybe we’ll even post it.

[via NeatoGeek]

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Comments (4):

  1. V1z1R says:

    Too bad Mace windu’s saber color and Ki-Adi Mundi are inverted…

  2. Pedro says:

    Samuel l Jackson(mace) asked George Lucas to make his light saber purple, he agreed and its the only purple light saber in the whole SW cannon.

    I can go off on how wrong this list is.

  3. Jesse says:

    If you look at the descriptions next to the sabers you will see when these sabers were used by the characters. Mace Windu had purple and Ka Adi had blue but this was only in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.

    The colors you see here are from other resources that were released around The Phantom Menace. The reason for this is in the Phantom Menace you never see the lightsabers used except for Obi Wan, Qui Gon, and Darth Maul, although the actors did wear these hilts on their belts in the movie. George Lucas himself never decided what colors the Jedi Councils members would have. However many novels, comics and other literature was released after the hype of Phantom Menace. This is where you’ll see the above colors for Yoda, Mace, Kai-Adi and Adi Galla. Obviously since the story would be expanded by other writers they had to decide on colors for other characters. Even in the original trilogy it’s was not uncommon for novels, comics, and video games to have Jedi and Sith with off-color colors like orange and purple.

    In an interview with Lucas on one of the DVD’s you plainly see him say that all Jedi are Blue/Green and Sith are Red. So you can decide for yourself what is canonical. It’s really a matter of going strictly by the movies only or not.

    There is mention of Mace Windu building a new lightsaber in between The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones. This where he gets his purple, (Pedro is correct about the exception Lucas made for Sam Jackson)

    This just goes to show you how information that is not mainstream just causes more confusion when it is debated. I read a magazine after The Phantom Menace came out that showed all of the Jedi Council Members with a bio and mentioned their lightsabers to the above colors. It also said that Yoda did not use a lightsaber and was adept at finding peaceful solutions.

    There was also a video game released by Lucasarts called, Galatic Battle Grounds where you play through events of the Phantom Menace and some of the Original Trilogy in strategy based gameplay. Yoda is a playable character in this game, and if you order him to attack other units, he walks up to them and hits them with his cane in a very dumb fashion.

    However as soon as Lucas writes Attack of the Clones and we see that Yoda does have a lightsaber, and that he only wants blue/green, all the stories need to be adjusted to adhere to this new canon.

    I’m not trying to tell you all how it is, and I am not a full expert, just a fan, but this is a logical explanation and hope it has cleared up any misconceptions… But seriously the bios next to the sabers tell you when they’re from, so it’s not that hard

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